Jack Straw Productions and Washington Composers Forum present
Composer Spotlight Series
Jack Straw Productions 4261 Roosevelt Way NE Seattle, WA98105
Jack Straw Productions and Washington Composers Forum present Composer Spotlight, a series of talks and performances by composers, musicians, and scholars of new and innovative music every second Wednesday of each month. For more information about Composer Spotlight artists and the series, click here.
Jack Straw Productions and Washington Composer Forum present
Composition and Experimental Instrument Demonstration
Wed, December 10,
Richard Johnson is a composer studying with Richard Karpen at the University of Washington. Previous teachers include Juan Pampin, Salvatore Macchia and Martin Boykan. Richard has been a resident at the MacDowell Colony and the Ucross Foundation and has received grants from the American Composers Forum and the Eric Stokes Fund. He has also invented numerous musical instruments, including the english cor anglais, a double double reed.
Richard will talk about some of his compositions and play a few recordings. He will also perform with a few of his experimental instruments.
About Composer Spotlight
The Composer Spoltight series is presented by Jack Straw Productions and Washington Composers Forum (WCF). This series of talks and performances of new music highlights an innovative composer or performer every second Wednesday of each month at Jack Straw Productions. If you are a composer and would like to present at a Composer Spotlight event, please contact Christopher Shainin.
About Washington Composers Forum
The Washington Composers Forum is a non-profit arts organization that nurtures the creation, performance, and dissemination of new music by composers living in Washington State. Since its founding in 1984, WCF has produced concerts, readings, and lectures in the U.S. and Canada, representing many composers in the region. Visit their website for more information.
Composer Spotlight History
Below is a complete listing, by year, of all past presenters in the series.